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IS YOUR HEARING LOOP SYSTEM UP TO SCRATCH?

Hearing loops are common in public spaces as they assist people with a hearing impairment. They are however commonly misunderstood, forgotten about or even incorrectly installed. AV Unit are trained professional installers of hearing loop systems and in this article,...

How bright should my projector be?

Understanding projector brightness and projection system contrast. If you have spent any time browsing the many different projectors on the market you will have noticed that they vary greatly in price and specifications. One of the key features that have a significant...

To wire or not to wire, that is the question

Should you still be concerned about what physical audio visual connections to provide or should you just go wireless?   It can be a minefield deciding what device’s you are going to need to have connections for (HDMI was supposed to be the last connector) and...

Choosing a PA system for your outdoor event

Whether it be a church fete, air show, fun run or corporate day a PA system can be an essential part of communicating with the guests and adds to the enjoyment and safety of the event.You may be planning on setting it up yourself or want assistance from the...

Creating an outdoor cinema in your garden – the techy bit

Watching a film outside on a big screen is a great thing to do and is popular for both children’s and grown-up parties. We receive lots of enquiries about hiring the equipment to show a movie outside so we’ve put together this guide to help you understand what you...

An introduction to Meeting Room AV systems

AV in the workplace increases year on year, whether it's the webcam you use to skype the occasional off-site meeting or the video wall used for presentations at the year-end company get together. Love it or hate it, it's part of our working environment so it’s...

Laser Projector Vs Projector with Bulb

Many projector manufacturers have launched laser projectors. In this article, we explore some of the pros and cons of laser projection and dispel some of the myths associated with them. WHAT IS LASER PROJECTION The first thing to clarify is the concept of Laser...

How to use the Showtec compact LED 715 Q4 par light

At AV Unit we know how mind-boggling it can be cycling through menus trying to figure out how to get a lighting fixture to do something. So we can only imagine how frustrating it must be for our hire customers when they have to do the same. We will send out our...

Audio Visual Cables – Uses and Limitations

When planning your AV installation there are so many different things to think about it’s super easy to overlook a major flaw in your design so we’re publishing a series of blog posts giving you some helpful tips and tricks to remember when planning your installation....

Front or Rear Projection – Which is best?

The choice of front or rear projection depends on several factors Front and rear screen surfaces The material that the screen is made from is different for front and rear projection.  A front projection screen is normally a matt white material and often they are...